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Prime Minister holds bilateral meetings with President of Ukraine and PMs of Nepal, Israel and Finland on the sidelines of COP-26 Summit in Glasgow

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 03, Nov 2021
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral meetings with President of Ukraine and Prime Ministers of Nepal and Israel on the sidelines of the COP-26 Summit in Glasgow yesterday. Mr. Modi also met his Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin on the sidelines of the Summit.

Briefing media in Glasgow, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said during their meeting, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky appreciated India's support during COVID crisis. The President recalled how he himself had taken Covishield vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. The Ukraine President also expressed appreciation for India's support not only for vaccines, but also for affordable and quality pharmaceuticals. He suggested that India and Ukraine should collaborate in joint manufacture and production of a wide range medicines and other health equipment. He reminded Mr Modi that he had invited him to visit Ukraine and Mr Modi agreed to visit at the opportune time.

During the meeting with his Israeli counterpart Naftali Bennett, Prime Minister Modi mentioned that next year would mark the 30th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and Israel. He invited him to visit India in that context. The Israeli Prime Minister said, he will be delighted to visit India in the first quarter of next year.

The Foreign Secretary said, Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba thanked Mr Modi for providing vaccines to Nepal in a timely manner, including one million doses that have just been supplied. Mr Deuba also thanked Mr Modi for the assistance that India had provided to Nepal post-earthquake. This includes the construction of 50 thousand houses in Gorkha district and number of schools and hospitals. He also invited Prine Minister Modi to visit Nepal at the earliest as per his convenience.

Sources : News On Air

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